Prestige Family Dentistry

General Dentist & Sleep Apnea Dentist located in Beaverton, OR

Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective ways to improve your smile, which is why they’re such popular partial- and full-mouth cosmetic dentistry services. At Prestige Family Dentistry in Beaverton, Oregon, the dedicated dental care specialists can conceal cracks, chips, discolored teeth, gaps, and other issues with customized porcelain or resin veneers. To book your veneers consultation in the Beaverton area, use online scheduling, or call the office today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin panels of opaque porcelain or composite resin that your Prestige Family Dentistry dentist shapes to the front of your teeth. Prestige Family Dentistry offers veneers for individual teeth, groups of teeth, or even your entire mouth if you want a smile makeover. 

Veneers are long-lasting, and they add some extra strength to your natural teeth. They’re considered a cosmetic dentistry treatment, rather than a functional one.

What are veneers used for in cosmetic dentistry?

Veneers are incredibly versatile, which is why they’re one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Veneers can conceal all of the following issues.

  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Poorly shaped teeth
  • Gaps between front teeth
  • Permanently stained teeth
  • Large fillings

Veneers can even correct the appearance of mildly crooked teeth, but they don’t actually work to move the misaligned teeth as clear braces including Invisalign does. 

What happens during veneers appointments?

From start to finish, custom veneers require three visits to Prestige Family Dentistry. 

First visit

In your first visit, you'll have a consultation with your dentist at Prestige Family Dentistry. After discussing your goals for your teeth, your dentist might also take X-rays and impressions of your teeth.

Second visit

In your second visit to Prestige Family Dentistry, your dentist removes a very small portion of the enamel from the front of the teeth to be fitted for veneers and then takes new impressions of your teeth to use in the veneer fabrication process. Before you leave, your dentist applies a thin layer of bonding material to your prepared teeth and then places a temporary veneer atop it.

Third visit

In your third visit, your Prestige Family Dentistry dentist removes your temporary veneer to apply additional bonding material before placing your permanent veneer. 

The process of getting a new veneer can take just a couple of weeks or less, and it's a smooth and easy process in the hands of the experienced Prestige Family Dentistry team.

How long do veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years with proper care. Composite resin veneers don’t last as long and aren’t as strong, but they’re less expensive than porcelain veneers. Your dentist can help you decide which type of veneer best suits your goals and budget.

To find out what veneers can do for your smile, use the online booking tool, or call Prestige Family Dentistry today.